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Edmonton - Can you plane down some oak for me ( 1 cut )

Proxule

Ultra Member
Hey fellas,

I am making a transition for my flooring, I am going from about 1-1/4" down to zero over a 2 or 3 in width, and then ill rabbit it to accomodate my laminate thickness etc etc.
I need to glue together some oak and plane it down - 1 maybe 2 cuts in total, No sense in buying a 600$ thickness planer for 2 cuts.

Can any one accommodate me, I can submit beverages for this service, Or food or coffee?

Any help is appreciated,
Thanks
 

YYCHM

(Craig)
Premium Member
Do you know anyone that works at a High School? The HS shop teachers are usually willing to do one offs for folks they work with.
 
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Johnwa

Ultra Member
In the absence of a planer, a router sled might work.
Or since you’re on this forum, a milling machine makes a precision router.
 

ShawnR

Ultra Member
Premium Member
A table saw will do that nicely but you will need to sand for a nice finish. A friend with a table saw may be eaiser to find.

I guess I should add that I could do it in Thunder Bay
 

Noltez

Member
I could do it in GTA. For your gradient you'd need to find a way to block up the 1¼" so the planer angles it correctly. I've never seen a home one that does angles.

What about a table saw and a belt sander?
 

Janger

(John)
Vendor
Premium Member
Hey fellas,

I am making a transition for my flooring, I am going from about 1-1/4" down to zero over a 2 or 3 in width, and then ill rabbit it to accomodate my laminate thickness etc etc.
I need to glue together some oak and plane it down - 1 maybe 2 cuts in total, No sense in buying a 600$ thickness planer for 2 cuts.

Can any one accommodate me, I can submit beverages for this service, Or food or coffee?

Any help is appreciated,
Thanks

Absolutely buy a planer for 2 cuts! Get your priorities straight! haha lol. ;)
 

Chipper5783

Well-Known Member
Humm, sounds like an opportunity lost. You had a perfectly good justification to purchase a tool/machine. You'd have used it at least once, and it opens up many other times you'd use it. Around here, the threshold to justify $$ on tools is very low.
 

Noltez

Member
My brothers and I share woodworking tools like that. We all need a miter saw, not a thickness planer. Worst case it's an hour to get it from the other brother to save $600. Last use was 2 years ago, and after cleaning it down I wrapped it in a garbage bag. It's still in that bag.
 
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